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Please note - Year 5 Open Afternoon on Friday has been CANCELLED

Year 4

9th May 2017

This half term in Science Year 4 are learning all about electricity. 

So far we have thought about where electricity comes from, how it is made, safety issues surrounding electricity and have started to look at electrical circuits. Below is a link that will help you to further explore electrical circuits by changing the components. 

Thursday 20th April 2017

Today Year 4 took part in the second House Event.

For today's event Year 3 and 4 joined together in their houses to 'Take One Picture'.

Our activities focused around the picture 'Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh'.

We split into our house groups and each house worked with a different teacher to create some fantastic art learning.

Year 5/6 and Year 1/2 also took part in this event :)

🐷🐮On The Farm! 🐔🐴 WB 27.03.2017

As part of our cross curricular learning this week we have focused on the geography element of farms and farming. 

First we used compasses to explore the different compass points and how these can relate to map reading. We then read a variety of maps focusing of the key to show us different points of interest. Finally, we applied all of these skills along with our understanding of different farms and types of farming to decide where in Stevenage we would place our farm. 

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Take a sneak peak at our music lesson this week! (16/03/17)

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World Book Day 02/03/17

Both children and teachers in Year 4 had a great day celebrating world book day today. They had the opportunity to take part in a workshop led by a visiting storyteller. They retold traditional world tales as well as made up some of their own stories. 

 

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Picasso Class

Geography/Science

23/02/17

This afternoon we did a cross-curricular lesson which focused on both geography and science skills. We were exploring food chains and looked carefully at rainforest food chains. We talked about who eats who, what each part of the food chain is called and also identified the transfer of energy.

Year 4 Maths, 31.02.17

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Take a look at our learning in Picasso class - we were learning all about area and perimeter.
We have been developing our skills in calculating with decimal numbers in order to support us with a range of measurements.

Rainforest weather! 25/01/17

After learning about the typical climate in rainforest we planned our own weather reports for rainforests around the world 🌍

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The Chronicles of Narnia

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This half term in English we will be focusing on the story of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' from the Chronicles of Narnia. Specifically we will be looking at the settings within the story and how we can describe settings ourselves using effective adjectives, similes and metaphors amongst other figurative language. We will also be creating plays that based on events in the story. 

Remembrance Day 2016 

In class this afternoon, Picasso have been thinking about Remembrance day and what this means. We thought about what it means and who we are remembering. We also observed 2 minutes of silence in assembly this morning.  

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Scaling

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In our maths learning we have been focusing on scaling (multiplying and dividing by 10&100). We have been using a range of methods to help us to secure our understanding.

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Today in maths we were learning about rounding, we learnt a rhyme to help us when rounding.

In Science we have been learning about sound and how it travels. The children created a factual programme for other children to watch. Some even included dramatisation.

Year 4 welcome letter

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Picasso & O'Keeffe 

 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming back all of the children in both Picasso and O'Keeffe class. We hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are ready for some new and eciting learning in the term ahead!

Last week, year 4 children were joined by parents and relatives as part of our open afternoon. Everyone worked to create their own versions of our 'take one picture' painting, choosing their own materials and choosing a part of the picture they would like to focus on. Take a look at our amazing art work in the images below.

Using the grid method to multiply

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In this video, Mr Jones' group are solving a multiplication calculation using the grid method. The children have managed to accurately calculate the answers for the grid, can you add up these together to solve the question?

Mrs Parker's maths group

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In this video, Mrs Parker has a group of children that are practicing their rapid recall using single digit numbers. The children are really engaged with these games and are determined to be successful.

The children have enjoyed the Take One Book topic last week . Both classes had a debate and voted for their own book. The children have shown great determination in their learning and have shown fantastic writing and acting skills.

The children have enjoyed the Take One Book topic  last week . Both classes had a debate and voted for their own book. The children have shown great determination in  their learning  and have shown fantastic writing and acting skills. 1
The children have enjoyed the Take One Book topic  last week . Both classes had a debate and voted for their own book. The children have shown great determination in  their learning  and have shown fantastic writing and acting skills. 2
The children have enjoyed the Take One Book topic  last week . Both classes had a debate and voted for their own book. The children have shown great determination in  their learning  and have shown fantastic writing and acting skills. 3
The children have enjoyed the Take One Book topic  last week . Both classes had a debate and voted for their own book. The children have shown great determination in  their learning  and have shown fantastic writing and acting skills. 4
The children have enjoyed the Take One Book topic  last week . Both classes had a debate and voted for their own book. The children have shown great determination in  their learning  and have shown fantastic writing and acting skills. 5
The children have enjoyed the Take One Book topic  last week . Both classes had a debate and voted for their own book. The children have shown great determination in  their learning  and have shown fantastic writing and acting skills. 6
The children have enjoyed the Take One Book topic  last week . Both classes had a debate and voted for their own book. The children have shown great determination in  their learning  and have shown fantastic writing and acting skills. 7

Their, There and They're

In our grammar learning this week we have been looking at; there, their and they're. The children have really challenged themselves by asking probing questions, constructing complex sentences and inputting the correct word so that their sentences are grammatically accurate.

Here is a short video that the children will enjoy about they're, there and their!

Year 4 invertebrate hunt!

This week in our grammar learning we have been focusing on the use of apostrophes. We begun the week looking at how they are used in contractions such as can't, shouldn't and you're. We then moved on to think about apostrophes for possession, the children have found this more challenging especially when deciding wether a noun is singular or plural. Use the video below to help your child remember these rules at home. 

K3 VD Eng Apostrophe Song (Possessive).mp4

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